Posts Tagged ‘black hat seo’

Google Disavow Tool: Is It Still Useful for Off-Page #SEO?

Anyone who understands Google’s stance on off-page SEO should be familiar with the Google Disavow Tool. The Disavow Tool was originally offered to help webmasters and SEO consultants provide feedback directly to Google about link cleanup efforts. Why were we all cleaning up our links you ask? Surely you’ve heard of Google Penguin. If you…

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Top 12 Lame Excuses For Not Doing SEO

As the head of Business Development for my company, Return On Now, I have the opportunity to interact with prospects and customers on a daily basis. Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is one of the primary services we offer. Most prospects come to us via referral, and as such, they already understand why they should be…

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SEO 2016 Predictions

Last week I had the pleasure of moderating a discussion for the Austin SEO Meetup. At that discussion, our focus was on uncovering what we expect to change next year — basically, an SEO 2016 Predictions session. The event took place at Orange CoWorking in south Austin. Thanks to owner Shelley Delayne for hosting the event. Orange is…

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Why White Hat SEO Requires Patience

Having played the SEO game for a decade and a half now, I’ve seen it all. Not very long ago, you could get away with all sorts of tricks to drive organic traffic. Purchased links, link wheels / schemes, keyword stuffing, and a laundry list of other spammy black hat “techniques.” Of course, we should…

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Return On News: 100 Blogging Lessons, SEO Pitfalls, & More

It’s hard to believe that 2014 is nearly a wrap. And what a year it has been! From the sunsetting of Google Authorship and PageRank, to the digital war on Sony about their new movie The Interview, we have certainly had tons to talk about. With the year winding to a close and a short week…

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8 Facts About Links That’ll Make Your Hair Stand on End

Anyone experienced in search engine optimization knows that links are the lifeblood of a well-ranking site. We’ve seen estimates that links represent upward of 40% of the ranking factors. We’ve also seen recent news that implied links are to be added to the equation. But that’s a future-forward conversation, as implied links are more of a…

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SEO Myths: Theme of the Week

I spend a ton of time online educating myself about the latest SEO trends, reading materials from the thought leaders, and running experiments myself to figure out whether or not the discourse is on point or not. Curiously enough, I happened upon two brand new items today focused on SEO Myths. Let’s take a moment…

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2013 Google Penalty Plans [Matt Cutts Video]

Today, Matt Cutts, the head of Web Spam for Google, released a new video to the company’s GoogleWebmasterHelp stream on YouTube. In it, he talks about upcoming plans for algorithm updates and penalties. Below is our summary of the video contents. Give it a read and then watch the original Google Penalty video for yourself…

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Affordable SEO: How Much Risk Are You Willing to Accept?

We service clients of all sizes, from large enterprise down to small startups. For the bigger outfits, budget is rarely an issue. After all, when your marketing budget is set at 7-10% of an 8-figure revenue stream, it’s not a matter of whether to invest in search marketing, but with whom. On the other end…

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